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No One Will Ever Know: Flowers in the Sky turns 12 [The Grass is Green in the Fields for You 2020]

First suggestion: haunting is historical, to be sure, but it is not dated, it is never docilely given a date in the chain of presents, day after day, according to the instituted order or a calendar. Untimely, it does not come to, it does not happen to, it does not befall, one day … — … Continue reading No One Will Ever Know: Flowers in the Sky turns 12 [The Grass is Green in the Fields for You 2020]

Mark Vernon – Ribbons of Rust [Flaming Pines 2019]

In 2016 Glasgow-based sound artist Mark Vernon travelled to the abandoned seaside resort of Laem Thian (Thailand) with his recording equipment. It is unclear whether he deliberately chose to visit Laem Thian, or whether – in some mysterious way – the place called him. I like to believe that he intuitively obeyed a confused call. … Continue reading Mark Vernon – Ribbons of Rust [Flaming Pines 2019]

Laila Sakini – Your Day is My Night [PP TT 003 2020] Laila Sakini & Lucy Van – Figures [PP TT 001 2017]

Stars around the beautiful moon / hide back their luminous form / whenever all full she shines on the earth / Silvery. — Sappho ¹ Mixtapes are inherently Sapphic in their fragmentary insertion and omission of sonic extracts, frail reproductions, emotional spectres teleported from sender to receiver; the clippings, drawings and collage of folded paper, … Continue reading Laila Sakini – Your Day is My Night [PP TT 003 2020] Laila Sakini & Lucy Van – Figures [PP TT 001 2017]

LST – Hard Drive Vinegar Vol. 1 [Self-Released C32 2020]

How can a preservation engineer possibly begin with anything other than a k7 ¹ called Hard Drive Vinegar Vol. 1? It’s the latest tape to pass through my letterbox — but besides its newness, cassette binders are polyester-based and never acetate — thus it’s safe to assume it doesn’t reek of herring gull beak, albeit … Continue reading LST – Hard Drive Vinegar Vol. 1 [Self-Released C32 2020]

Introducing Oxide Ostrich: A K7 Column

Counter-memory is a practice that questions traditions of memory and attends to voids and gaps in narratives ¹. If memory is a construction, counter-memory is an alternative political construction, a montage of facts, objects, dreams, expectations, shadows and spectres. — Lisa Baraitser Enduring Time ² While we as an archive and society adjust to the … Continue reading Introducing Oxide Ostrich: A K7 Column


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